PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Tyson Goldsack of the Magpies looks on as players walk to the rooms at the half time break during the round 13 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at Domain Stadium on June 25, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Collingwood’s Tyson Goldsack is set to miss at least the next month of football with a fractured thumb.

Goldsack suffered the injury at training last week prior to¬†Collingwood’s 69-point win over Essendon.

The 28-year-old also missed the previous match against Melbourne due to illness.

“Unfortunately we were expecting Tyson Goldsack to play last week but he hurt himself at training, I think on the Saturday,” Magpies football director Neil Balme¬†told the club’s website.

“He fractured his thumb.

“It was fairly clean. He’s had surgery on it. They put a plate in and he’s certainly medium term.

“We’re hoping he might be able to come back within four weeks but he may be longer than that.”

The Pies play the Eagles at Domain Stadium on Sunday afternoon.